We are testing a new beta website for gov.scot go to new site

Consultation on a Chief Returning Officer for Scotland

DescriptionThis consultation paper explores options to create a post of Chief Returning Officer for elections in Scotland. A key recommendation of the Gould Report into the problems of the 2007 elections was that there should be greater coordination in the planning and delivery of elections, through the creation of a Chief Returning Officer. The Scottish Government accepted the report, and committed to consulting on this and other issues.
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateDecember 17, 2008


ISBN 978 0 7559 1916 1 (Web only publication)
This document is also available in pdf format (180k)


Covering Letter
Chief Returning Officer For Scotland Consultation Paper

Respondent Information Form (Word Version)